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|17 October, 2018

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 17

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday

An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012.

An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012.

REUTERS/Mohamed Al-Sayaghi

DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares ride Wall St bounce, China muted

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi ends up, institutions appear to mount support operation

* Oil prices edge up on surprise drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices hold steady as investors wait for Fed minutes

* Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance

* Iran says it has killed mastermind of deadly attack on parade

* Emerging market currencies at their most undervalued ever - BAML survey

* Turkish August industrial output grows slowest in almost two years

* Turkey's Erdogan says some material at Saudi consulate painted over

* Emerging market vulnerabilities at highest in three years - Deutsche Bank

* UN rights chief urges waiving of immunity in Khashoggi case

* MRPL expects India to get waiver from U.S. sanctions on Iran this month - official

EGYPT

* Kremlin to discuss resumption of flights from Russia to Egypt's Red Sea resorts

* Egypt's petroleum minister says LNG vessel to leave before weekend

* Egypt's foreign reserves sufficient to cover imports for 9 months - statementN

* Egypt says agrees $3 bln financing deal with World Bank

SAUDI ARABIA

* IMF chief Lagarde to skip Saudi investment conference

* Softbank 'anxiously' monitoring Saudi Arabia situation -executive

* Saudi Arabia orders payment of annual allowances to all state employees - local media

* Europe's top bankers shun Saudi investment conference

* Leading U.S. senator accuses Saudi prince of ordering Khashoggi killing

* Clariant elects Saudi reps to board as tensions rise over missing journalist

* Saudi riyal rebounds on report Riyadh to acknowledge Khashoggi death

* Saudi-based Maalem Financing raises 100 mln riyals in debut sukuk

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* TABLE-Dubai September inflation lowest this year; housing deflation deepens

* Dubai's DP World amends terms of $2 billion "green" loan

QATAR

* Fitch Affirms Qatar at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

* Qatar Petroleum signs 5-year LPG supply deal with China

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))